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Coelogyne rochussenii

Coel. rochussenii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Coelogyneae
SubTribe: Coelogyninae
Genus: Coelogyne
Species: Coel. rochussenii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Coelogyne rochussenii
de Vriese 1854


Coelogyne rochussenii is a species of Coelogyne.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom throughout the year with forty 6.25 cm wide flowers. Flowers can be fragrant with the scent of lemon.

This species was named after J.J Rochussen, governor-general of the Dutch East Indies in the mid 19th century.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on large trees in the lowland montane forest of Malaya, Borneo, Java and Sumatra and the Philippines.

CultureEdit

Plants are usually grown in baskets. Plant grows in intermediate to warm temperatures with partial shade. Water regularly through the year. Pot in a well drain medium. Pot in a plastic or clay pot with a mix of fine fir bark, tree fern fibers, and perlite or pot in New Zealand sphagnum moss.

NamingEdit

Common name: Rouchussen's Coelogyne

SynonymsEdit

  1. Chelonanthera cymbidioides Teijsm. ?
  2. Coelogyne macrobulbon Hook. f. 1890
  3. Coelogyne plantaginea Lindl. 1855
  4. Coelogyne steffensii Schltr. 1925
  5. Coelogyne stellaris Rchb.f. 1886
  6. Pleione macrobulbon (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891
  7. Pleione plantaginea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  8. Pleione rochussenii (de Vriese) Kuntze 1891

ReferencesEdit

  • Hill, Cindy. "Coelogyne:Sparkiling Stars of Asia." Orchid Digest Vol. 72-2 April, May, June 2008: 60-76.

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